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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Southend United

Plymouth and Southend put their opening-day defeats behind them as they picked up their first League One points of the season in a draw at a rain-drenched Home Park.

Graham Carey fired Plymouth ahead in the 20th minute from the penalty spot after Stephen McLaughlin fouled Tafari Moore.

However, Jason Demetriou levelled seven minutes before half-time with a cool spot-kick to the left of on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Macey after Ryan Taylor brought down Timothee Dieng to earn a share of the spoils.

Moore went close after Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley palmed out Conor Grant's shot on goal before Carey drilled his penalty into the top-left corner to give the hosts the lead.

Argyle boss Derek Adams and Southend manager Chris Powell were then red carded following a touchline altercation after Taylor's 39th minute foul on Demetriou.

Macey made saves to keep out Simon Cox's shot on the spin, Tom Hopper's angled drive and Sam Mantom's drive as Southend started the first half on the front foot, and were rewarded by Demetriou's equaliser before the break.

Hopper headed just over in after 70 minutes as the visitors pushed for a winner, with substitute Michael Klass sending an angled drive just wide four minutes from time.

Argyle nearly snatched all three points in the final minute through substitute Freddie Ladapo but he smashed his effort just wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 79mins
  • 25Wootton
  • 23Smith-BrownSubstituted forLadapoat 71'minutes
  • 15Grant
  • 8FoxSubstituted forSongo'oat 65'minutes
  • 6Ness
  • 10Carey
  • 9TaylorBooked at 40mins
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forSawyerat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 14Canavan
  • 16Grant
  • 19Ladapo
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 6Turner
  • 48WhiteBooked at 75mins
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forHendrieat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 18Mantom
  • 7KightlySubstituted forRobinsonat 85'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forKlassat 81'minutes
  • 9Hopper

Substitutes

  • 2Bwomono
  • 13Bishop
  • 20Klass
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson
  • 32Hendrie
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
9,886

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Southend United 1.

Michael Klass (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen Hendrie replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Michael Klass (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Michael Kightly.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Hopper.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Turner (Southend United).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Klass replaces Simon Cox.

Hand ball by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

John White (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Freddie Ladapo replaces Ashley Smith-Brown.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tafari Moore.

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces David Fox.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tafari Moore.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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4Gillingham22005146
5Portsmouth22003126
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7Walsall21103214
8Sunderland21103214
9Wimbledon21101014
10Fleetwood21012113
11Charlton21013303
12Accrington210123-13
13Bradford210112-13
14Rochdale210135-23
15Southend201134-11
16Plymouth201123-11
17Blackpool201112-11
18Coventry201112-11
19Luton201112-11
20Wycombe201103-31
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23Burton200225-30
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